Movies starring Brian Cox

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Rob Roy

Ultimately, it's of minor import how much of Rob Roy is based upon historical fact and how much has been embellished by the pen of screenwriter Alan Sharp. As a hero of 18th century Scotland, Robert Roy MacGregor is known to have walked through th...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1995-04-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, ...
Match Point

In my review of Woody Allen's previous misfire, Melinda and Melinda, I wrote the following: "Lately, Allen's films have sunk into a state of heightened mediocrity - sporadically entertaining, but often disappointing, at least for those clinging to ...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, ...
Bourne Identity, The

In all likelihood, Robert Ludlum fans will not be pleased by this adaptation of one of the spy master's best-received novels. That's because The Bourne Identity uses the premise, a few character names, and some isolated incidents from the novel, t...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2002-06-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, ...
Water Horse, The

Consider it Free Willy with the Loch Ness Monster. It's that kind of family-friendly movie - one that focuses on the friendship between a lonely boy and an animal. In this case, the animal happens to grow up to become Nessie. The story is clever...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2007-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: FANTASY ADVENTURE
Director: Jay Russell
Cast: Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, Emily Watson, ...
Zodiac

Zodiac is a police procedural - a sort of souped-up, ultra-long episode of Law & Order. Based on the 1986 "true crime" book by Robert Graysmith, the movie looks back on one of the nation's most sinister unsolved crimes: the Northern California ser...

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., ...
X2

The problem with X2 is essentially the same one that plagued X-Men: too many characters, resulting in too little screen time for each one. X2 may be the most ambitious superhero motion picture to date, but it doesn't work quite as well as Spider-...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2003-05-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Kelly Hu, ...
Adaptation

A few years ago, a screenwriter named Charlie Kaufman was given the job of adapting Susan Orlean's non-fiction book, "The Orchid Thief," into a motion picture script. Although Kaufman found the principal character of the book, John Laroche, to hav...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, ...
Rookie, The

It's very easy to wax poetic about the sport of baseball, and I'm not just talking "Mighty Casey has struck out." Baseball may not be the most popular sport in North America, but it has a history and mythology like no other. The giants of past er...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2002-03-29
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Brian Cox, ...
For Love of the Game

For Love of the Game, Kevin Costner's third baseball related movie, is appropriately named. Unlike the romantic comedy Bull Durham and the allegorical Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game requires a basic understanding of and affinity for basebal...

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 1999-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, ...
Minus Man, The

Hampton Fancher's The Minus Man is a methodical, chilling excursion into the mind of a serial killer. And, like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, it seeks to explore, not to exploit. Those on a quest for complete understanding won't find it her...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 1999-09-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Hampton Fancher
Cast: Owen Wilson, Brian Cox, Mercedes Ruehl, ...